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Guide - Island Krk


Krk island

The island of Krk is a real beauty of the Kvarner Gulf, blessed with incredible scenery, which always inspires its visitors. The overall offer of accommodation and entertainment facilities on Krk is continuously improved and upgraded each year, meaning that those efforts will definitely complement your holidays. Choose an apartment for you and your family, book a private room or a hotel room and start creating memories. Beaches on the island are ideal for families with children, including some which have been awarded the Blue Flag. Jump into your swimsuit and enjoy your day at the beach, rest on the balcony of your apartment or in the back yard of your holiday house.

Krk island is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Croatia. As many as fourteen beaches boast the Blue Flag of cleanliness. The many rich layers of history are a matching attraction, among which stands out the connection with the origins of the Croatian written word.

The island's history is at least as old as the Homeric epics. It has been home to tribes of Croats since the seventh century. The folk festival of Stomorin, held on Ascension day to the sounds of the traditional woodwind instrument sopile, is a showcase of Krk's ancient splendor.

The soights and sounds of Krk

Krk became a tourist Mecca as early as the nineteenth century, during the days of the Viennese aristocracy. Malinska developed into a favorite destination. Lovers of cultural monuments will likewise be impressed by the Lapidarium in Omišalj, the castle of local noble family Frankopan in Krk town, as well as the oldest Croatian written monument, the Baška tablet, held at Jurandvor.

The island's other particularities include Europe's largest griffon vulture reservation, Biserujka cave, steeped in pirate lore, and the wining wonder – the Žlahtina of Vrbnik. Many factors contribute to making Krk an ideal destination for the visitor wishing for pleasure experienced with all the senses.

Krk, the active island

Krk welcomes the lovers of active vacation to more than 200 miles of its well-maintained biking and trekking paths. Additional spice can be added to your holiday by wakeboarding, kneeboarding, water-skiing and other extreme watersports, which are part of Krk's attractions.

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